Keith and his wife Janis have three boys (Kyle, Katlin and Kory) and two grandchildren (Graham and McKenzie). Keith was called to the Gospel ministry in 1979 and has a deep passion for discipleship and the preaching of God’s word. His desire is to see the peoples of God come alive to the reality of God’s truth and walk in the fullness of Christ who is our hope and glory.
He sees the truth as being God alone, through the work of Christ Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit that sets us free to experience an abundant and full life. He also believes that in order for the church to stand firm, they must know who we are in Christ and what God has promised to each one of His children. “We are because He is.”
He graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity/Biblical Counseling in May, 1983. He has been actively involved with the church since that time. He has been the Senior Pastor of Life's Journey since it’s founding in 2007.
Thomas is a long-time resident of Huntsville and has been leading worship since he was in high school. He received his Bachelors of Music Education from Troy University in 2011. It is his desire to encourage all attendees of Life's Journey towards a lifestyle of biblical worship. We are all worshippers. It is Who and what we worship that is the focus.
In his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife Becca and his daughter Elowen, writing and playing music with friends and family, spending time outdoors, playing sports, and cooking. Thomas has been working at Life's Journey Church since January 2013.
Janie has lived in Huntsville for nearly 30 years with her husband Mike and son Taylor. She has worked in children’s ministry since 2005. Mike and Janie have enjoyed Life’s Journey being their home church and are thankful that their family belongs to this community of believers with whom the can worship and serve Jesus. Janie loves serving with the children’s ministry volunteers and encouraging them to build relationships with children that will impact their lives. She is thankful for God’s children and the opportunity to reach the next generation for the kingdom of Christ.
Laurie and her husband, Ralph, have been married for almost 40 years. They moved to Huntsville in 1998 when the Army assigned Ralph to Redstone Arsenal. Ralph and Laurie had grown to love Huntsville by the time Ralph retired from the military after that last assignment, so they stayed. They have three grown children, two daughters-in-law and two much-loved grandsons. In addition to her duties at Life’s Journey, Laurie is editor-in-chief for a Huntsville-based media company.
Volunteerism is in important part of Laurie’s world as is missionary work. She has taught women and children in Africa and Haiti and has done construction work in Jamaica.
Blake Arnold was born in California but has lived in Huntsville for the past 15 years. He’s been teaching and leading worship for 6 years. He is an avid Marvel comics geek. In his spare time he writes music and hopes to edify the body with his music. He desires to follow the Lord faithfully and serve the church beyond the building. One of his favorite verses is Ezekiel 3:10: “Moreover, he said to me, “Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears.”